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If the sum of 19968 and 22235 is expressed as 0063, and the product of 20108 and 19977 as 0362, then how would the difference between 20845 and 20116 be rendered?

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Thick? | Comment 14 of 21 |

The appropriate unicodes for the Chinese numerals are at:
http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-4.1/U41-4E00.pdf

They are in Hex:
  1  4E00  [19968]    2  4E8C [20108]     3  4E09 [19977]   
  4  56DB [22235]    5  4E94  [20116]     6  516D [20845]
  7  4E03  [19971]    8  516B  [20843]     9  4E5D [20061]
10  5341  [21313]


So I return to my opening comment and copy across with the added digits [x] from the table above:
   Add                            Mult                       Subt   
19968       [1]                   20108      [2]          20845    [6]
22235       [4]                   19977      [3]          20116    [5]
42203    0063         401697516   0362               729      ??


From the above table I seem to be told that 6 - 5 = 1

The Ascii for "1" is 49.
To be consistent with the formatting this should read as 0049.

The 0362 translates to hex 016A which is a U with a 'minus' symbol above it.

Um??  I've been trying to reconcile the result of each operation against the "rendered" value.  Seems that is a definite "red herring".

 I cannot reconcile the 0063 which represents ? but the result of that operation should be 5 or 0053. 

 Um? 


  Posted by brianjn on 2011-02-17 00:51:36
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